A drawing of the VR-190, the first Soviet conception of a piloted spacecraft in the post World War II era. Conceived by Mikhail Tikhonravov at Scientific Research Institute No. 1 (NII-1) in 1945, the VR-190 would carry two "stratonauts" strapped in an upright position on a 200-kilometer "hop" into the upper atmosphere. Many design innovations from the project were later used in the 1060s-era spacecraft, such as Voskhod and Soyuz. Publication information: Image from the files... Topic: Soviet-Spacecraft Source: http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/ABSTRACTS/GPN-2002-000162.html
The postwar Soviet Union was a developmental state par excellence. Beginning in the 1950s, Soviet academics completely reinvented the discipline of international political economy and developed a new area studies academic establishment, creating the intellectual space needed to discuss how newly independent countries in the 'Third World' could plot their own non-capitalist development. Academics held conferences and seminars for visitors from around the developing world, often offering the... Topic: Soviet History
Something I made one evening when I was really bored. Based on the Brezhnev documentary in the Prelinger Archives. http://www.archive.org/details/BrezhnevA http://www.archive.org/details/BrezhnevB Topic: "brezhnev" "Soviet"
Looks at life in Russia shortly before the disintegration of the Soviet Union from the perspective of a Moscow teenager named Alec. Discusses the ethnic diversity of the Soviet Union, the 15 different republics and the challenge of creating a market system and democracy. Discovers Alec's love of rock music, the importance of literature and warm friendships in his culture and how uncertain times affect a teenager's life. Topic: Soviet Union
byBrüggen, Ernst, Freiherr von der, 1840-1903; Sandwith, M
External growth.--Internal struggles.--Finances.--Industries.--The centre. The nobility.--The peasant.--Church and morals.--Poverty and famine.--The middle classes.--The European frontier provinces.--Colonies and world-power.--The institution of provincial assemblies.--Bureaucracy.--Questions of constitution Topic: Soviet Union